variety of corn kernel which expands and puffs up on heating

Popcorn is a snack food made by heating certain kinds of corn. There is a small amount of water inside the seeds, which causes them to explode. When the seed shell breaks a sharp noise is made. The name "pop" is because of this noise. After it pops it is white and fluffy.

Unpopped corn
Popped corn
Scientific classification
Z. m. everta
Trinomial name
Zea mays everta
Popcorn being cooked inside an microwave oven

Salt and melted butter are often added to popcorn. Sometimes caramel and other flavors are melted and mixed into the popcorn.

Popcorn is a popular food to eat at the cinema.

Kernel choking change

Many accidents of choking on popcorn kernels were reported.[1] This is because the popcorn kernel does go into the airway and throat, and gets stuck. Many people want other people to take kernels out of the popcorn for children.[2]

Pre-popped and home popped change

Popcorn that is already popped when you buy it is usually tastier and puffyer than just buying popcorn kernals and popping them with a microwave

References change

  1. "2-Year-Old Chokes on Popcorn, Family Begs World to Take Warning". 23 November 2016.
  2. "Mom warns about dangers of popcorn after toddler accidentally inhales kernels".

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